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Although all of them flew unmanned, they tested the hardware, which was developed with the goal of landing a man on the Moon.
Originally posted by Nygdan
Why did the Soviets stop the moon mission, btw?? No glory gett sloppy-lunar seconds or something??
Originally posted by eazy_mas
the USSR though that its scientifically impossible to go to the moon but after they are the 1st people in space then the amercains became the first people to reach it. Weird
Probably not, but there are certainly quite a number of dead-in-flight cosmonauts. Seeing that there were almost 60 lunar involved soviet launches and that these missions were leading to a plan to plant a Lunar colony on Earths moon, just makes me wonder.
I think the radiation was probably their main obstical, and To be honest, im still trying to work out how America got around this one
originally posted by: SeadrakeSimilar thinking goes to a joke overheard at a Boeing lunchroom chat between two design engineers. "If we don't get 100 tons of Unobtainium soon, we'll never get anything to Mars." What with the junking of the STS they might be right.
originally posted by: Ares95PL
I do think that the USSR did try a moon landing first but they failed and they would not let the public know, especially at that time when the "cold war" was on.